back in February.) So, these last couple of weeks I've stepped up my game with the addition of battery-powered tea light candles!!
We also started our Time unit today, but I'll have more on that next week...
I decided that I would link our activities to our current Science units. The Grade 2s have been learning about Growth and Changes in Animals, and the Grade 3s have been learning about Growth and Changes in Plants. So I thought I'd direct the kids to create their own animal or plant, based on the things they've learned so far - animal groups, adaptations, habitat, etc., but I decided to allow them to share their creation any way they wanted! They could create a drawing, painting, sculpture, or write a poem, a song, whatever to tell about their animal or plant!!
I'll be honest - I was a little afraid. I thought that even if we did some planning in advance (which we did) that as soon as I pulled out the art supplies that everything would fall apart and the goal would be forgotten. I was wrong!!
It was definitely chaotic (which is a little tough on this girl who really loves control), but it was really, really great. My kids created plants and animals, connected their creations to the curriculum we'd been learning, explained all the details to their peers, and wrote tons all about it! Yay!!
Saving my bacon today, however, was GoNoodle. I'm completely full of a head cold, and really needing the weekend, so GoNoodle was a HUGE rescue for me today! We recently started a new Champ, and the kids LOVE the new Pop-See-Ko 2.0!!
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